How to Curve Text in Photoshop: Get Creative with Your Project with This Tutorial!

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Jun 29, 2020 17:30 PM

Probably most of us are already familiar with using Photoshop, whether it is used to edit photos, create some projects like banners or pamphlets, or to do digital drawing and painting.

Whatever your project is, there are times where you need to use its text tool feature where you can add and modify your text.

There are some customizations that you need, and one of them is curving the text you added. So, if you want to learn how to curve text in Photoshop, you’ve come to the right place.

How to Make Text Curve in Photoshop

How to Curve Text in Photoshop CS6

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There some methods you can choose if you want to learn how to curve text in Photoshop. Depending on the versions and your preference, you’ll likely use the feature differently. But, they’re pretty much practical and can be applied to any versions of Photoshop.

So, if you’re using Photoshop CS6 you might want to try the given instructions below.

Step 1. Open Photoshop and go to File, then select New. Set the document name, a Width of 800 pixels, a height of 500 pixels, and select “White” for the Background Contents. Click OK.

Step 2. Select the Text tool (T) and type your text.

Step 3. With the text layer selected and the Type tool (T) active, click on the “Create warped text” icon in the toolbar.

Step 4. In the Warp Text window, select the “Arc” style, check the Horizontal option, and set the Bend value to +20%. Click OK.

How to Curve Text in Photoshop CS5

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This is another method you can try on how to curve text in Photoshop. We’re using Photoshop CS5 this time. The steps are as follows.

Step 1. Open Photoshop and go to File, then select New.  Set the document name, a Width of 800 pixels, a height of 500 pixels, and select “White” for the Background Contents. Click OK.

Step 2. Select the Ellipse tool (U). Be sure to have the “Shape” mode selected in the toolbar and draw an ellipse of 710 pixels x 270 pixels.

Step 3. Select the Text tool (T) and click on the edge of the ellipse when you see the Text cursor change to the “Text on a Path” cursor.

Step 4. Type your text.

Step 5. Once you finish, simply hide the ellipse layer by clicking on the eye icon next to the layer name.

How to Curve Text in Photoshop CC

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There’s also another alternative you can follow if you want to know how to curve text in Photoshop. This time, we’ll be using Photoshop CC, though the method is applicable in other versions as well.

Step 1. Open Photoshop and go to File, then select New.  Set the document name, a Width of 800 px, a height of 500 px, and select “White” for the Background Contents. Click OK.

Step 2. Select the Text tool (T) and type your text.

Step 3. With the text layer selected go to Layer, proceed to Smart Objects, then choose 'Convert to Smart Object'.

Step 4. Go to Edit, select Transform, then choose Warp.

Step 5. Click and drag over the anchor points of the warp grid. Once you finish, click the commit transform icon in the toolbar.

How to Curve Text in Photoshop Elements

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Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor specialized for photographers, image editors, and hobbyists. It differs from the regular Adobe Photoshop for it contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options.

The program allows users to create, edit, organize, and share images. So it’s no wonder that the program is said to be a successor of Adobe Photoshop.

If you’re using Photoshop Elements instead its counterpart and want to know how to curve text added for your project, then try its Warp feature. The best part about the distortions you apply is that the text remains fully editable. This feature is fun and easy to use. If you want to know how to use the feature, simply follow the steps below:

Step 1. Click the Create Warped Text button at the far-right end of the Options bar.

Step 2. You’ll then see the Warp Text dialog box where you find a vast array of distortions on the Style pop-up menu with descriptive names such as Bulge, Inflate, and Squeeze.

Step 3. After selecting a warp style, you can adjust the orientation, amount of bend, and degree of distortion by dragging the sliders. The Bend setting affects the amount of warp, and the Horizontal and Vertical Distortions apply perspective to that warp.

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